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street nightclub, which hosted a hip-hop event on saturday. the owner told us he doubts anyone inside his club played a part in the crime. police hope surveillance cam florida the area will help identify suspects. >> nobody in custody at this point. our homicide vettors are working on various leads. >> police are asking for public for any information they may have about the murder. >>> tonight san jose police are investigating the city's 42nd 42nd murder this year. police officers found a man who had been shot and killed there have been no arrests. >> some self-described geeks and hackers met in san francisco to tackle gun violence through technology. tackers and community members met at the geek dom office and focused on be violence and the connection to mental health. >> we're also looking at applications that help families, individuals, parents, do a very quick and simple mental health assessment that can be used by a professional to intervene at the appropriate level. >> organizers say technology can cause people to become isolated and appreciate the irony when technology is used to h
use. black friday approaches and tips for your protection shopping on the ground and this year, online. >> and looking into an unlicensed food truck, what you should know before fire hiring one that is legit. >> good evening, tonight a call for mercy from the parents of a crime victim. >> it's a stunning twist in the case of a juvenile charged for setting an ac transit bus rider on fire. sasha flieshman's family wants prosecutors to try the 16-year-old now as a juvenile. we're live tonight, laura, you were in court when the defense attorney made the request. >> reporter: that is right they did make wishes clear today as far as legal proceedings, regarding the boy who attacked sasha. they want him treated as a child. >> they're correct. >> the attorney for the 16-year-old says he welcomes words from the family of sasha flieshman. last not district attorney charged thomas as an adult for setting the 18-year-old's skirt on fire on a bus. each charge also carries a hate crime enhancement. flieshman suffered expected third degree burns and expected to be released from the hospital tomorrow
in the north bay. >> a california democrat upset about the obamacare web site tell us us what she would do if she were in charge. abc7 at 6:00 starts now. >>> good evening. i'm amy ama daetz. the family of a teen killed by a sheriff deputy will be filing a lawsuit. today we are learning more about the deputy who killed the teen. cornell bernard talked to man who said he feared for his life when the officer was quick to pull a gun on him as well. he joins us live from santa rosa. reporter: jeff westbrook says he, too, is mourning the loss of andy lopez. the memorial to him continues to grow. the deputy who shot lopez is the same man who pulled a gun on westbrook during a routine traffic stop. >> at this time i just looked at him point blank at the barrel of a gun. >> he said he and an employee feared for their lives beforing a stopped on highway 101 for make ang unsafe lane change. he says the sheriff's deputy who made the stop seemed agitated when he approached his car. >> i looked to -- i looked back up there was a gun, and he is screaming, turn the vehicle off. at that point i put my han
. he told us he's more worried about the young woman is and says marine training prepared for a situation many people couldn't imagine. >> i'm not a hero. i don't want to say, i don't wear a batman suit or superman. or these, you know, these characters i just reacted the way i did. >> the man who tried to catch a woman who jumped from the third deck after yesterday's raider game told abc7 news he'd do it again. >> i braced myself to catch her. i was hoping i could, when i caught her, i could lock arms around her to absorb impact with me. but unfortunately, she hit and she bounced off. >> the 61-year-old ended up with severe bruising but no serious injuries when the young woman he tried to catch landed knees first into his arms. sending both of them to the pavement. >> he said what ran to his mind is don't let people see this. try to save her and stop it. >> just 15 minutes after the raider game a vietnam war veteran they were walking outside they sought woman, 45 feet above. she crawled out on to a ledge. >> the training you receive in the marine corps is, it's you don't r
and follow us on twitter for updates. >>> good evening. thank you for joining us. the holiday hustle is kicking off early. many retailers are planning to be open this thanksgiving, and customers are already lining up to get their hands on the best deals. right now, groups of customers are camped out to be first. inside of two best buys this thanksgiving. go live to abc 7 news reporter who talked to one of the groups tonight. >> reporter: show you right now there are actually five tents set up here. some came here four days ago. this year, there's a little twist because there are some retailers that are opening on thursday. this one is opening 6:00 on thursday. that's about the time that some people are actually going to sit down to thanksgiving dinner. at this best buy, the first tent showed up four days ago. people in line are telling me they want to make sure they get the best deals. a few of them have done in the last few years so they have come used to waiting in line through the holiday but they are not sure how it will work this year because the store will open at 6:00 thanksgi
a palo alto man's trip to north korea. >> thanks for joining us everyone. a city hall rally on honors memorieses of two city leaders. >> this is the anniversary of the assassination that's rocked city hall, killed were popular mayor of san francisco, george moscomi and supervisor, harvey milk. the people who attended are marching through streets into the castro district where supervisor milk operated a camera shop, as you may know, before he was killed. vic lee is there live tonight. this day, we relive san francisco's darkest day. >> reporter: we do. community groups are holding the march and rally like they did 35 years ago. this is where they will all converge tonight for one big rally. so, let me take you back to that terrible shocking day 35 years ago. >> both mayor moscon sxichlt supervisor harvey milk have been shot and killed. >> chris mosconi was only 16 when a police officer told him his dad was killed.. >> i said what is going on? he said son, you don't know? your father has expired. those are the words he said. i never heard someone say that. >> november 27, 1978. dan whi
probably wanted to be at the office early. while the doors were closed to us, we got an inside look at ipo day from the tweets and photos posted by employees. this is the mound of doughnuts that awaited them. super charging them with sugar on top of the adrenaline rush of the opening bell in new york. they scrunched together to watch the ceremony on tv monitors. one thing was clear early on -- the $26-per-share ipo price set last night was conservative. underwriters trying to gauge supply and demand settled on a $45 opening price, 73% higher. that meant twitter could have raised over $1.5 billion more. the ceo of yelp says setting an ipo price isn't ease emp. >> it's not a science, it's simply an art. at the end of a long day and couple of weeks, you do your best to deliver value to both your own shifting shareholders and the new ones. and you try to be as fair as possible. >> reporter: while some were jumping in, others didn't because of risk factors. >> any ipo stock that becomes a trading vehicle the first few days after an ipo, it's a guessing game how much it will eventually be worth.
football team has been under pressure to change. as have cleveland indians and atlanta braves what. used to be okay snot anymore. it >> used to be we had to ride in the back of the bus. was it right then? is it right now? no. >> but is it right in vallejo? >> these games, no. but there -- they are the same. >> tim says he would know racism if he saw it. >> i've never seen an indian mascot. >> have you seen a feather? >> never seen a feather. >> heard a drum? >> no drum beats. or dancing or anything. >> anybody ever say kill apaches? >> no. nothing. >> times are changing we're getting more civil. >> and contentious. in vallejo, wayne freedman abc7 news. wet weather is on the way and in someplaces it will be the first significant storm since 21 of september. two months ago, believe it or not. right now, clouds in the bay area, but moisture still well northwest. you can sow an area off shore, a little bit pushing inland now. it's slowly moving south ward. pulling back farther you can see a long fetch of moisture reaching out to sea. there is some moisture there we'll see rain arriving in th
of the flames. >> they're using cranes to lift the metal off the pile to get to the center of the pile where the fire is. reporter: it still may take hours to put out the fire. until then the biggest concern is with the smoke. redwood city residents who can smell it are being told to stay in their homes and close all windows and doors. a similar warning has been issued for residents in palo alto as well, and i've also just been talking to motorists who have asked about the fire, who are driving on the 101, saying that they could mel the smoke and they could see it when the sun was up. so it's a concern further south of us as well. police have given local hospitals the heads up to -- just in case there are people who are coming in, complaining of respiratory problems. reporting live, abc7 news. >> typhoon haiyan barrels through asia, heading into vietnam and china now. the storm weakened to 74 miles-per-hour winds today after it reached vietnam and now has the strength of a category 1 hurricane. the damage is already immense. the philippines authorities believe the death toll could reach 10,0
of cruelty and abuse all, she says at the hands of people considered men of god. >>> a female worker tells us she was fired from the st. francis of assissi church because she would no longer submit to harassment include spanking. the church contends she was fired for other reasons. this single mother with a 2-year-old child worked as an assistant in the church. she says the president of the church board knew she was volumenerable as a young single mother with no particular skills, matthews says he exploited her, to satisfy sexual fantasies including... >> paddling with a wooden paddle. getting spanked in the shrine of st. francis. which catholics know is apalling to hear as a catholic. having sexual intercourse in the shrine of st. francis. >> matthews attorney says mclaughlin sent her client dirty e mails and photos. riviera says matthews was fired after sending an e mail saying she had had enough. >> she put her foot down and said i want to keep this professional, i want to focus on my job, a few weeks later she was fired. >> church officials have a different story saying matthews was fired
of walmart workers. allen wong was there and joins us live from san leandro. allen? >> reporter: that protest died down significantly since those five were arrested. right down there in the middle of the boulevard, but here is what it looked like around 4:30. police arrested the protestors. the walmart, many are former and current employees complaining of low wages and poor working conditions. >> it's way bigger than walmart. like i'm saying we have fast food strikers here, we have bart team here, teacher union here, it's about worker that's shop at walmart and pay them and don't know they're not treating their workers fairly. >> we offer competitive wages, health benefits starting at $18 a paycheck, we know these are quality jobs and are proud of what our owe a.associates continue to do. >> demonstrators may have blocked some traffic but it hasn't stopped shoppers from buying on black friday here, walmart says crowds have been very steady here all day. there were protests across the nation but this is the only one in the bay area that we know of. i'm allen wong, abc # news ooc
father is a business owner. police say, there, rather, tell us the suspect sent his brother a text kath he may have been suicidal. ciancia was shot and wounded in terminal three. we begin with the developments in the abc7 newsroom. >> reporter: let's talk about the bag. inside investigators say they found a hand written note that said he wanted to kill tsa officers and pigs, referring to police. witnesses who saw him handle that rifle say it was obvious he was there to do a lot of damage. this video from tmz shows passengers running for safety the gunman began shooting inside lax. >> i'm looking at him, my wife. to tell they're okay. say three we're going run out of the door. i was waiting when he is pointing down. we're running. >> i look over by escalator. like 20 feet away. i see shell casings falling. i see shooting. >> reporter: the gunman moved to the screening station where passengers show ids. he had an ar 15, a high powered rifle, shown here on the floor. >> he proceeded up into the screening area where tsa screeners, continuing to shoot and went past screeners back into the
has not told us who workers were. they have, however, released this statement. there was a failure in a low pressure aluminium casting press three employees were injured we're making sure they receive the best care. >> any time there is any kind of industrial injury, in the city of fremont, we required to notify osha, which is what we do, within 24 hours. >> one hr person has been here almost from the beginning. in support of employees and families other than that, there hasn't been any more visitors at this point. >> it's not clear where today's accident took place. the fremont fire department tells me burns range from moderate to serious. after getting the victims to the hospital their next step to contact state safety regulators. and we're told the expected to come here to visit two workers who remain in the burn unit. one of the three has been released. >>> a muni metro train pulled away without the driver. it happened at the castro station the driver was left behind. muni surveillance pictures show the train taking off. there is an investigation underway to determine if the dr
there have been problems there. wayne freedman is live for us. wayne? >> the fire is out. looks as if there was never a fire at this point but there is whiff in the air and plenty of questions. here was the good news along sea port boulevard in redwood citied city today four joggers out, gulping air and none the worse for air, but not perfect air. >> you can tell something has been burned or was burning. >> lee smelled this, a massive fire inside the sims metal management yard. piles of metal on fire, and smoke blanketing this area due to an inversion layer that kept it down. >> the smoke so thick, that county agencies ordered residents to shelter in place. concentrated amounts as far as san jose. a cloud one air quality official described as a witch's brew of toxic materials legal standard for 24 hours is 35 parts per billion. one hour yesterday, the particulate matter reached 114. it wasn't the first in this plant. >> this is probably the largest. the other fires were similar. >> sims had previous violations. >> this experienced violations in 2007. air quality violations, i do
that put this on. you get us started. >> >> reporter: i do what i can to help out the organization because it's a fantastic organization helping out so many young kids who have a wish. they came to me, of course i was more than happy comply. the city of san francisco, turns out they were more than willing to help as well. a hero emerged from union square after receiving an urgent message. >> we begin with a breaking news from san francisco's hall of justice. >> please, caped crusader, we need you. and bring the bat kid. >> >> reporter: miles had no idea make a wish was going to trance form him to bat kid for a day. >> wow, this is too much. i don't know what to say. >> big brother was off with batman to rescue a damsel in distress. the caped crusader encountered a sus spishus device that needed disarming. not a moment to spare because riddler up to no good. bat kid arrived just in time. a pit stop was in order. even super heros have to eat. >> very to believe you worked up quite an appetite. head on down to burger bar. tell them lunch is on the chief of police. >> reporter: the break won
ashley. iets not a big storm, but forcing drivers to use wipers. take a look. this is highway 101 in marin county. >> here is a shot from the east bay. >> this from civic center where light sprinkle brought out the umbrella brigade. >> well, things started getting more active now just hours ago, most rain moving down into the south bay and peninsula and mainly light. but we've got pockets of rainfall into the north bay. so right now, pockets of heavy rain from guerneville to santa rosa. let's take a look around winsor. and shifting our focus south ward, you can see we do have wet weather spreading across the peninsula this, is light at the moment but expected to intensify later. we have just very light snow in higher elevations but do expect it to pick up there overnight. we have a winter weather advisory in effect for this area of the sierra snow levels above 7,000. back to the bay area, by 9:00 we'll see heavier outbreak of rain pushing into south bay and santa cruz mountains, it's wet. we'll have more a little bit later. >> before the next wave of wet weather hits be sure to g
night.. >> i think issue is responsible use of tax dollars. i would say we have a flood problem and have to loo at solutions. >> the public works director has been through this before. they'll do it again. issue, how to keep the creek from flooding as it did in 2005, and 2 other times in 100 years. one possible solution is a $17 million partially-state funded detention basin. the town which e creek held excess water in times of flooding. >> we're getting flood control and we're getting a new park. but, at the end of the day nothing has been decided yet. >> partly because opponents say the project is designed to catch more dollars than water. >> it's 3.8% of the combination of the creeks hitting downtown that day. that is 3.8%. you're going to spend $17 million on 3.8%? >> 3% is all of the water in the creek. and out of the creek. >> water costing the town and small business owners $1.5 million last time. a disaster does it not want to see again. a finished project remains at least three years away. wayne freedman, abc7 news. >> today a school bus got stuck in wet cement. take a look at t
disabled. >> so what does that mean forest of us? people with disables are concerned with some of the proposed changes as well. we are live in san francisco city hall with the story. heather? >> >> reporter: advisory committee says adding spaces will give a head start on handicapped space percentages coming down the a?kn francisco, even nicest people can get testy when someone threatens to take away their space. the transit first city o san francisco is aiming to reduce parking generally. but will be asked to increase it for disabled drivers who say not all of them can take transit, and they need more. a lot more. nearly 500 more handicapped spaces forok starters. >> we have people with disabilities living longer. so it's a need in general. >> right now, placard holders can park for free the misuse by those who don't need them is rampant. there are 23 regular parking spaces on this block. this afternoon, 19 were filled with cars with handicapped placards. a woman in an adjacent building saysรง she stnt think it's patients because those cars are there, all day. >> i want to b
's could raise it to $eight. >> they told us at $six that that was going to be it. >> good yes kwe. >> things cost more than they did six years ago. we fund transit. and it helps with mobility. >> or in, six words, capitol reserves doyle drive transit and infrom a structures from repainting towers to parking at land spurs landing is an issue. >> i would be willing to pay for parking. >> $five a day. >> did you know when golden gate bridge opened a toll ticket costs $0.50? if you adjust for inflation, it's 8ed today. one amount they're consider being. you're talking about a fare higher than the bay bridge? >> yes. >> do you feel guilty about that? >> no. >> because there is a need for it. to help us fund the transit system. which in turn, keeps about 25% of the traffic that would have to cross the bridge off the bridge in the mornings. >> reporter: next step, presenting options to the district board, then public hearings. >> why not just raise it to $50? they sdroent a deficit. right? >> if only that simple from. the golden gate bridge, abc7 news. >> in richmond a chase ended in a
believes he had no other option but to fire his weapon. vic lee in the newsroom with more for us. vick? >> reporter: abc7 news has learned that andy lopez's family has filed claim against sonoma county and the sheriff's office. here it s it was just filed today. now, the county has six months to either accept it or reject it. if that happens, the family would most likely file a lawsuit. the claimant is andy lopez mother. the claim says the 13-year-old was killed unjustifiably and charges that the sheriff's office failed to develop adequate training policies for the use of lethal force. it does not specify an amount for damages. deputy goalhouse has been placed on paid administrative leave during the investigation. >> we feel for the loss of this young man's life. he feels for the loss for the family, for the community. >> reporter: but deputy eric goalhouse's lawyer, terry leone, says it doesn't minimize the threat her client faced that day. >> an ak-47 with no markings that it was a replica gun, that was pointed in his direction, those weapons, they pierce body armor, they pierce -- t
$six to end at $521.14. >> u.s. state department says it's working through diplomatic channels to try to free a palo alto man the 85-year-old korean war veteran, former schoolteacher and red cross volunteer. now the latest on the growing concern. >> reporter: the state department says there is is no greater pry to ti than the safety of american citizens abroad. tonight merrill newman's family says wheels are turning and all those who know him are praying for his safe return. this this is channing house. a friend who did not want her face shown says she's known newman many years. >> very active in church. did a lot with youth >> et vet was on a guided tour of north korea along with a friend from channing house. they were waiting on a flight when newman was pulled off the plane october 26th. today the state department had few specifics to offer. >> we're working in close coordination with representatives of ement basse of sweden to resolve the issue. >> newman's son says this was a trip of a lifetime that went smoothly until meeting with north korean officials. >> the korean war was di
anthony joins us at a bus stop near the crime scene. >> reporter: sasha is heavily bandaged but there is no bitterness. there is an effort to move forward in the little ways. for sasha fleischman this thanksgiving is unlike any other. home with family, safe and surrounded by the well wishes of hundreds of people, friends and strangers alike. >> when i was in the hospital every day my parents world visit and bring a stack of cards this high, most of them from total strangers. >> we are thankful to have sasha not just hope but with us at all. >> i looked down and my skirt is on fire. >> reporter: for fleischman life changed forever when a 16-year-old boy lit his skirt on fire on an ac transit bus. >> my first instinct i start waving it around and that just fans the flames. >> reporter: other passengers helped put out the flames. sasha was burned but alive. the boy who set the fire has been charged with two felony hate crimes. >> probably didn't realize how big a deal it was going to be. and like, how harmful it would be. >> reporter: sasha identifies as neither male or female.
on interview was him, they called the u.s. border patrol at lukeville. gave them the name. he ran the name and discovered there is a warrant for arrest for the child abduction. >> well, now, the big question of course is how american border patrol officers or agents missed him. what with the amber alert and all of the media exposure on the story. border patrol agents have to check to find out there was a warrant for arrest. i'm sure questions will have to be addressed in coming days. >> thank you very much. >> its touted as largest investment fraud case in california history. today, the case against walter ng and his son kelly ended with. >> today, the latest on this, >> the investors just devastated 2000 lost over $700 million in the bonds they doubted they'd get money back but wanted ngs to face criminal charges. >> do you have feelings about what happened? do you apologize? >> reporter: in the plea deal, walter ng and his son pleaded guilty to keeping cash withdrawal drauls under $10,000 to avoid attention. walter ng serves five years probation, no prison time. 57-year-old kelly will
contract, requiring employees to use sick and vacation time first. sources say employees asked unions to withdraw it. he thinks union leadership is now quote between a rock and a hard place. he says, quote, until this nd hand grenade had gone off, they planned to vote a week from today, they plan to vote then, but with a special meeting called for tomorrow afternoon, hopefully to, resolve this in some way, and head off a possible holiday strike, which could create the same traffic who are -- ors. he says the public expects them to resolve this as quickly as possible. this afternoon we talked to at ufrment president and she is saying that she doesn't agree with this version of events this, is agreed to back in june. she doesn't understand what the fuss is about at this point. live in san francisco, abc7 news. >> either way, an unexpected mess. thank you very much. >> family and friends of a teenager burned by another student are hitting the streets tonight to show support the 18-year-old sasha flieshman's skirt was set on fire. we're live tonight with the story. carolyn? >> reporter:
: a small delegation met privately to discuss details of a grand jury inquiry the d.a.told us previously in an e mail that it is their protocol that once their investigation is over, they will hand it over to a grand jury. vic lee, abc7 news. >>> a busy highway is reopen following a violent incident that led toon officer shooting a man on the roadway. highway 12 closed in both directions. police investigated. abc7 news is live in fairfield now with an update. laura? >> reporter: police just updated us, telling us the suspect in this case, a 24-year-old man identified as diante taylor has died the woman police say trailer stabbed, they would not identify her, but they did tell us shaez 30 stab wounds. >> i heard her screaming like she's in pain. >> reporter: she says she heard loud banging, then screams. when looking outside, she saw a man alternately punching and stabbing a woman near the lawn area. >> she was screaming so loud. like her last breath. she was in pain. like someone is hurting her. >> reporter: several witnesses called 911 but the suspect with the knife ran off into the
up. >> from a firearms dealer to other sensitive uses, parks, playgrounds. and large die care centers. >> gun dealers would have to get a permit, check back grounds put in security systems and monitor sales. >> we have a very low crime rate. jack weir is against the ordinance. >> part of a national to enact gun control. people who are basically against private citizens having guns >> the mayor says the handl of stores will be exempt and won't feel much of the impact of the ordinance. weir disagrees. >> one gentleman said he wod have to hire an additional person just to keeprack of ammunition sales. that mns his cost of doing business is going up. that means prices are going to have to go up. >> the debate will likely turn into gun control and the second amendment. >> the parents of a 13-year-old santa rosa boy shot and killed by a sheriff's deputy filed a lawsuit against sonoma county and the officer that pulled the trigger. andy lopez was killed by a deputy. his parents asking for a fair, and orough, investigation. we leanne is in the newsroom tonight. >> reporter: prior to filing t
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